Taxonomy

endemique
protegee
UICN

Synonyms

Cannaeorchis steatoglossa M.A.Clements & D.L.Jones

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 26/10/2015

Protected species -

in Northern Province

Dendrobium steatoglossum is an endemic orchid of New Caledonia mainly distributed in the southern part of Grande Terre with a disjunction on central part in Houaïlou-Kouaoua sector. D. steatoglossum is mainly found in more or less arid shrubland at an altitudinal range 80-850 m asl. With an area of occupancy and an extent of occurrence equal to 252 and 5,501 km², D. steatoglossum qualifies as Least Concern.

Geographical area


D. steatoglossum is an endemic orchid of New Caledonia mainly distributed in the southern part of Grande Terre with a disjunction on central part in Houaïlou-Kouaoua sector.

Population


Population size is unknown, but D. steatoglossum is considered as 'common' where it occurs.

Habitat


D. steatoglossum is mainly found in more or less arid shrubland at an altitudinal range 80-850 m asl.

Threats


There are no particular threats associated with this species, except for the threat of nickel mining in Goro.

Conservation


D. steatoglossum is protected in Province Nord and in Province Sud and occurs in numerous protected areas : réserve naturelle du massif du Kouakoué, réserve naturelle des Chutes de la Madeleine, réserve naturelle du pic du grand Kaori, réserve naturelle du barrage de Yaté, Parc Provincial de la Rivière Bleue, réserve naturelle de la Haute Yaté. In 2014, D. steatoglossum was the object of a transplantation operation conducted by Vale : 114 mature individuals have been transplanted in Wadjana after 1 year acclimatization in nursery. Regarding its distribution, field surveys in the area between Thio and Grand Sud should be conducted.

Bibliography


Endemia.nc 2016. Faune et Flore de Nouvelle-Calédonie.

Morat, P.; Jaffré, T.; Tronchet, F.; Munzinger, J.; Pillon, Y.; Veillon, J.-M. and Chalopin, M. 2012. Le référentiel taxonomique Florical et les caractéristiques de la flore vasculaire indigène de la Nouvelle-Calédonie [The taxonomic database « FLORICAL » and characteristics of the indigenous flora of New Caledonia]. Adansonia sér 3(34) , p.177-219.

Hallé N.; Aubréville A.; Leroy J. F.; 1977. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances. Volume 8: Orchidaceae.

Experts


Assessor(s): Butin, J., Laudereau, C., Amice, R., Fleurot, D., Frayssinet, I., Garnier, D., Letocart, D., Letocart, I.

Reviewer(s): Tanguy, V.

Contributor(s): Faria, E.

Facilitator(s): Chanfreau, S.


Geographical distribution